Norma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Norma DeRemer


I got married at the young age of 18 back in 1960 and my Grandma Prince showed me a lot about Southern Cooking and this cake is one that I have made ever since. She was the one that got me started on cooking with cast iron skillets.The dear lady passed away at the age of 98. Everyone that knew grandma always called her "a touph old bird". She raised her children back in the hills of Kentucky. I still use the iron skillet she tought me this recipe. They last forever.


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 1
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
    soft shortening
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    sliced pineapple, drained
  • ·
    maraschino cherries
  • ·
    pecan halves if desired

How to Make Norma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. First prepare 10 inch cast iron skillet or a 9 inch cake pan with melted butter.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter and arrange drained pineapple in attractive pattern on the butter-sugar coating.
  4. Place a cherry in center of each pineapple slice and arrange pecan halves if desired.
  5. Mix all ingrediens in a mixing bowl until all is blended well.
  6. Pour the cake batter over fruit.
  7. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick stuck into center of cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and place a platter over the top of the pan and immediately turn upside down.
  9. Leave the pan over cake for a few minutes so the brown sugar mixture will run down over the cake.
  10. Remove pan and serve warm with whipped cream.

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About Norma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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